How to Transfer MP3 to iPhone without Using iTunes

Posted by Winnie to Music Transfer, Apple Resources | Sep.12, 2017

How to copy MP3 files from my Macbook to my iPhone 8? I have many MP3 on my Macbook but some MP3 songs I want to transfer to iPhone for listening. How to do that? I have iTunes account indeed but I'm unable to copy MP3s to iPhone. - Matthew

As you see, rather than carrying around an unwieldy laptop or a separate MP3 player, it's worth considering to transfer MP3 to iPhone so you can always carry your music library with you. And iTunes is always the first choice until you get into trouble in syncing MP3 to iPhone. For example, you did do the right steps but failed without reason; you 're asked to erase your iPhone before putting MP3 to iTunes library; or you are totally confused with the iTunes' complex steps. Whatever, then you're willing to transfer MP3 to iPhone without iTunes. In this post, we offer you a professional iPhone transfer tool to help you transfer MP3 to iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus/8, iPhone 7s/Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone SE/6s/6/Plus/5s, etc.

Tools to Transfer MP3 to iPhone 8/iPhone X from Macbook iMac PC

MacX MediaTrans is a superb all-in-one iOS manager that you can organize, delete, and transfer data between iPhone iPad and Mac computer. It gives you a lot more control over your music than iTunes does, and allows you to share purchased music within even different Apple IDs. You can easily transfer MP3 to iPhone not only from your computers but also your friends' or families' Macbook Pro/Air, iMac, Windows PCs. Here comes more features of the MacX MediaTrans you may interested in when syncing music to iPhone.

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How to Transfer MP3 to iPhone 8 (Plus)/X without iTunes?

To transfer MP3 to iPhone without iTunes, your iPhone with the USB cable, one computer (Mac or Windows), and MacX MediaTrans are required. Firstly, free download MacX MediaTrans and install it on your computer, and now you can sync MP3 files from Mac or Windows PC to iPhone 8 or iPhone X within 3 steps.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone X or iPhone 8/Plus to Mac with the USB cable and launch it. Click Music icon to enter music manager panel.

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Step 2: Click "Add Music". Select MP3 files you wanna copy to iPhone from your computer. Then click "Open" transfer selected MP3 to your iPhone.

Note: It also supports other music files, such as M4A, FLAC, WMA, AAC, M4R and even transfer CD to iPhone. Thanks to the built-in auto conversion, all these audio formats will be transferred to iPhone after automatically converted to iPhone compatible MP3 or AAC as you like.

Step 3: Click "Sync" icon to transfer MP3 from Mac to iPhone 8/Plus or iPhone X without iTunes in blazing fast speed. 3 seconds only for 20 songs.

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Transfer MP3 to iPhone X/iPhone 8 Using iTunes

Of course, you can transfer MP3 to iTunes library for playing on iPhone. Before everything, you need make sure you have the latest version iTunes installed on your Mac or Windows PCs.

Step 1: Plug into your iPhone 8 or premium version iPhone X to computer with USB cable and run iTunes

Step 2: Go to "File > Add File to Library/Add Folder to Library". This will import the MP3 files that you want to iTunes.

Step 3: Click "Music" from the left-side menu and check "Sync Music", you can choose "Entire music library" or "Seleted playlists, artists, albums, and genres". Then click "Apply".

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Problems You May Have When Putting MP3 to iPhone 8/Plus via iTunes

1. It does transfer MP3 to your iPhone, but you will lose your existing iPhone music.
2. You cannot select specific songs by iTunes, only according to playlists, artists, albums, or genres.
3. You can't transfer MP3 to iPhone from different computers. If your iPhone is synchronized with one computer, you are not allowed to transfer music to iTunes from another computer. Or else you will be reminded to erase everything on your iPhone so as to sync with another iTunes library.

To avoid the possible troubles when adding MP3 to iPhone, you are persuaded to transfer MP3 to iPhone without iTunes. Tools like Dropbox, Google Play Music, Amazon Cloud Player, Media Monkey etc. are all available to do so, but MacX MediaTrans is still highly suggested since it's awfully easy to transfer files in two-way without erasing; it allows you to transfer music with all formats, including MP3, M4A, WMA or FLAC, transfer data selectively with original quality preserved etc.

MacX MediaTrans - Transfer MP3 to iPhone without Erasing

The iPhone music manager, MacX MediaTrans, can easily transfer MP3 songs to iPhone without erasing old iTunes syncs and organize, edit song titles for iPhone, like albums, artists, titles, playlists, make ringtones for iPhone and auto convert music to iPhone audio format.

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